Amateur radio hits mainstream media

| August 7, 2015

Amateur radio has featured regularly in the local and national news during the last couple of weeks.

RSGB Member Adrian, 2E0SDR made contact with an ISS astronaut, and they chatted for 50 seconds before the station moved out of range.

It was reported on BBC Radio 4 and in a number of major national newspapers, where you can read more about his experience.

Holly Thomas, aged 10, was interviewed by the Welsh media after gaining her Foundation licence.

She is one of the youngest Welsh persons to achieve the licence, and is a great example of all the young operators who are now enjoying amateur radio.

Finally, Kevin, G7BCS, the Chair of Farnborough and District Radio Society, was interviewed on 25 July by James Cannon on BBC Radio Surrey.

You can listen to it on BBC Surrey iPlayer where the interview starts at 49 minutes and will be available for a further two weeks.

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